21st February Birthdays today: Jennifer Love Hewitt, William Baldwin, Charlotte Church, Alan Rickman, Randy Blythe

Alan Rickman

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Alan Rickman
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Alan Rickman in 2011
Born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
21 February 1946 (age 67)
HammersmithLondonEngland,United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Partner(s) Rima Horton (1965–present)

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor. He is a stage actor in modern and classical productions, and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die HardSheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (for which he won theBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1991), Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film seriesÉamon de Valera in Michael CollinsMetatron in Dogma, and Ronald Reagan in The Butler.

Rickman has also had a number of other notable film roles such as Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, P.L. O’Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure and Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee‘s 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. More recently, he played Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In 1995, he was awarded the Golden Globe, Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.

As of 2013, Rickman has won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has been nominated twice for a Tony Award and several times for a BAFTA Award. In 2010, he was named one of the best actors to have never received an Academy Award nomination.

As well as his film career, Rickman has taken an active role in the music industry in the past. In April 1993, he provided the voice-over for Mike Oldfield‘s song The Bell which featured on the album Tubular Bells II. His involvement with the music industry was also reflected in the film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in which his character frequently sang.

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Jennifer Love He

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Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Hewitt at the premiere of 27 Dresses, January 7, 2008
Born February 21, 1979 (age 34)
Waco, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress, television producer, author, television director, singer-songwriter
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Brian Hallisay (m. 2013)
Children 1
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–present

Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel as Julie James.

Hewitt starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer (2005–10) as Melinda Gordon, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television.[1] She starred in the Lifetime television series, The Client List(2012–13), and was previously nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the pilot movie. In addition to acting, she has served as a producer on some of her film and television projects.

As a singer, Hewitt has been signed by Atlantic Records and Jive Records, and is primarily known for her recordings in the pop genre. Her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is the 1999 release “How Do I Deal“, which peaked at No. 59.[2] She has also contributed music to the promotion or soundtracks of acting projects.

Hewitt was identified as the “#1 reader choice” on the November 1999 and May 2009 covers of Maxim.[3] TV Guide named her the sexiest woman on television in 2008

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William Baldwin

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William Baldwin
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Baldwin at the 2008 GLAAD Media Awards
Born William Joseph Baldwin
February 21, 1963 (age 50)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, writer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Chynna Phillips (1995–present)
Children 3
Relatives Alec Baldwin (brother)
Daniel Baldwin (brother)
Stephen Baldwin (brother)
Website
www.williambaldwin.net

William Joseph Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his starring roles in such films as Flatliners (1990), Backdraft (1991), Sliver (1993), Fair Game (1995), Virus (1999), Double Bang (2001), as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom (2004–2007), Art Heist (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005), as himself in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as Senator Patrick Darling in the TV drama Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009) on ABCJustice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), and now Baldwin was a regular guest on Gossip Girl as William van der Woodsen until December 2012, and Parenthood as Gordon Flint. Baldwin appeared as lead detective Brian Albert in the Lifetime Original Movie The Craigslist Killer. In 2011, Baldwin was cast in a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 as a dirty cop, former homicide detective Frank Delano, appearing over the show’s second season as well as the season premiere episode of the third season. In 2013, Baldwin joined the cast of BBC America‘s Copper for two episodes of season 2, prior to the series being cancelled.

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Charlotte Church

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Charlotte Church
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Church performing at the Electric Circus,Edinburgh 2012
Background information
Birth name Charlotte Maria Reed
Born 21 February 1986 (age 27)
LlandaffCardiffWales
Genres PopCelticclassicalclassical crossoveroperatic pop,alternative rockindie pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1998–present
Labels Sony Music
(1998–2006)
Power Amp Music
(2010–present)
Website charlottechurchmusic.com

Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed; 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriteractress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she had sold more than 10 million records worldwide[1] including over 5 million in the United States.[2] In 2010 she was reported to be worth as much as £11m[3] (though one 2003 report quoted her worth at £25m[4]). She hosted a Channel 4 chat show titledThe Charlotte Church Show. Church released her first album in five years, titled Back to Scratch, on 17 October 2010. Church has a soprano vocal range.

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Randy Blythe

 

Randy Blythe
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Blythe at 2009’s Optimus! Alive
Background information
Birth name David Randall Blythe
Born February 21, 1971 (age 42)
Origin Richmond, Virginia, United States
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Genres Groove metalmetalcoredeath metalgrindcore
Occupations Musiciansongwriteractor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995—present
Labels EpicRoadrunner
Associated acts Lamb of GodHalo of Locusts,Cannabis Corpse

David Randall “Randy” Blythe (born February 21, 1971) is the vocalist and lyricist of American groove metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts. He also performed guest vocals for Cannabis CorpseOverkill and Gojira. He is known as D. Randall Blythe on Lamb of God’s albums. As a teenager, he looked up to the Sex PistolsMegadethBad BrainsSlayer, and Motörhead.

In June 2012, Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic and was indicted on manslaughter charges related to the 2010 death of Daniel Nosek, a 19-year-old fan, after a Lamb of God concert. Despite finding that Blythe had pushed the fan off the stage, Czech courts held that the liability for Nosek’s death lay with promoters and security members and acquitted Blythe of the charges.

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